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Old 08-14-2003, 11:31 AM
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The Ten Commandments are a summary. If you look closely, you'll see that the other 621 are all more specific examples of one Commandment or another.

Here is a comparison/contrasting of the Protestant and Catholic Ten Commandments:

Which Commandments?

The Catholic version leaves out the second commandment: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image..." in an apparent attempt to excuse all those statues of saints. To keep the list at the traditional number of Ten, the Tenth Commandment, "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house... wife... ox..." has been split into two: "9. hou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife. 10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods."
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